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Two-Spirit People

Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality

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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Family & relationships,
  • Native American Sociology,
  • Sex Relations,
  • Social Science,
  • Ethnic Issues,
  • Sociology,
  • North America,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies,
  • Gay Studies,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Social Science / Native American Studies,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Gays,
  • Identity,
  • Indian women,
  • Indians of North America,
  • Sexual behavior

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSue-Ellen Jacobs (Editor), Wesley Thomas (Editor), Sabine Lang (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages331
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9646520M
    ISBN 100252023447
    ISBN 109780252023446

    Get this from a library! Two-spirit people: Native American gender identity, sexuality, and spirituality. [Sue-Ellen Jacobs; Wesley Thomas; Sabine Lang;] -- This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non-Indians, anthropologists and others, in an exploration of gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay. Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex assuming the identity of the opposite sex in some form), and gays and lesbians.

    Like the lhamana, the male-bodied winkte was a valued member of Lakota society, believed to have the gift of prophecy. They were sought after as assignors of secret, spiritual names imbued with power for children. There are myriad terms and definitions for Two Spirit people across Native American and First Nations tribes, the above being only two examples. Two Spirits mourns the young Fred Martinez and the threatened disappearance of the two-spirit tradition, but it also brims with hope and the belief that we all are enriched by multi-gendered people, and that all of us—regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or cultural heritage—must be free to be our truest selves.

    “We’re reclaiming our place in the circle,” said Steven Barrios, of the Montana Two Spirit Society, at a Two-Spirit Gathering in Tulsa, Okla. “Until the two-spirit people are brought back into that circle, that circle is never going to be completely mended.” As two-spirit people, we are finally ready for our grand entry. Today, Thomas lives in San Francisco and helps organize the only public two-spirit powwow in the United States. The Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow celebrated its seventh event last February with more than 6, people in attendance. At the powwow, all people are allowed to dance and compete in their chosen gender categories.


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Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people--individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose. Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men.

Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex assuming the identity of the opposite sex in some form), and gays and/5(13).

Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men.

Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex assuming the identity of the opposite sex in some form), and gays and lesbians/5(3). Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people--individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose behaviors or beliefs may sometimes be interpreted by others as uncharacteristic of their sex--this book is the first to provide an intimate look at how many two-spirit people feel about themselves, how other Native.

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Richard LaFortune, also known as Anguksuar (Yupik for Little Man), (born in Bethel, Alaska), is a two spirit activist, author, community organizer, and artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. LaFortune was an early organizer of the Native American LGBT community in the s and co-founded the Two Spirit Press Room (2SPR).

InLaFortune helped to Born: Two-spirit roles, in particular, were singled out for condemnation, interference, and many times violence. As a result, two-spirit traditions and practices went underground or disappeared in many tribes. Today, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender native people throughout North America are reviving the two-spirit role and its traditions.

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